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Jamestown police investigating after Underground Railroad statue taken from Dow Park

Crime Stoppers WNY offers $2,500 reward
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Posted at 11:07 AM, May 10, 2021

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — UPDATE: Crime Stoppers of Western New York is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in the theft of a statue from a park in Jamestown.

Crime Stoppers WNY offers reward in search for stolen statue
Crime Stoppers WNY offers reward in search for stolen statue

In May, Jamestown police said a 500 to 600-pound copper statue entitled "Underground Railroad Tableau," was taken from Dow Park.

Police say the statue is worth over $2,000 and was installed on May 6 by Jamestown Parks Department employees. It was discovered missing on May 10 morning by a parks department employee.

In an update on May 11, police said information has been received that the statue was observed in the bed of an older model pickup truck that had a "wooden" tailgate. According to police the tailgate was "like a 2 x 10 piece of wood." The truck was seen Saturday between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. driving on Washington Street toward Fluvanna Avenue from the area of W. 6th Street and Washington Street.

Police are checking area video and ask anyone with information to call (716) 483-7537 or (716) 483-8477.

You can also call Crime Stoppers WNY at (716) 867-6161.